Author: Frances Fox Piven

Frances Fox Piven is an eminent scholar of American politics and social movements at the City University of New York Graduate Center and has long been an honorary co-chair of Democratic Socialists of America. She is the author of Poor People’s Movements (1979), Regulating the Poor (1956), Challenging Authority (2006), and Why Americans still don't vote (2000), among numerous other books and articles. The New Press will soon release a collection of her key writings called Who's Afraid of Frances Fox Piven? The Essential Writings of the Professor Glenn Beck Loves to Hate.

  • Impasses: Beyond Social Democracy

    Transcending Pessimism, Reimagining Democracy – Session 2 This conference is in honour of Professor Emeritus Leo Panitch (York University). The conference was held October 6-7 at York University. More information here. … Watch video »

  • The Crisis and the Left

    Toronto — 6 May 2012. Where Does Occupy Lead Now? Launch of the 2012 Socialist Register. Moderated by Leo Panitch. Frances Fox Piven, author of Who’s Afraid of Frances Fox Piven? … Watch video »

  • From Protest to Disruption

    Frances Fox Piven has spent decades writing about and participating in social movements in the United States. She was gracious enough to sit down for an interview with Chris Maisano, … Keep reading »

  • How Labour is (Part of) the Problem in Building the Left

    Toronto, October 15, 2010. Lecture by: Professor Frances Fox Piven, CUNY Graduate Center. A leading scholar and political activist, Frances Fox Piven was recently president of the American Sociological Association … Watch video »